Alphabet blogging: J

There is this prompt that does the rounds that tells you to blog using the alphabet as your guide. Each letter becomes a blog. I decided that as a challenge, this would be good to get me blogging every day.

J = juxtaposition

The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect

Actions and words is the example that springs to mind around this. What we say is not what we show. I am guilty of this myself. I say things and then my actions do not follow through. As an example, I will say I will be available for a dinner date, and then am never really available. This is usually just to me being time poor and also not prioritising correctly.

I always tell my kids that it is important that when you say you will do something that you do. It speaks volumes about your integrity and reliability. I am disappointed in myself when I don’t follow my own advice.

But what happens when you are on the receiving end of that juxtaposition? When the words are given and there is no follow through with actions. How do you deal with the hurt and disappointment?

I should be used to it by now. My nature is such that it is easy to give me words and I will believe. I trust everyone to be accountable for their words and actions. The kicker is that I will allow this to occur multiple times, stop believing and then stupidly allow it again.

Unfortunately detachment is not my strong suit. If there is even a glimmer of hope, I will stick around and keep knocking my head. It really is on me! It is an interesting topic and I haven’t done it justice today. Maybe you, dear reader, could add some insight?


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